Thursday, 7 May 2015

7th May 1915


Naval gunfire observers at their post overlooking Gaba Tepe at Gallipoli on the 4th May
1915. The group includes Queenslander Lieut. Cyril Albert Clowes (centre, mentioned below),
1st Field Artillery Brigade, whose brother Lieut. Norman Clowes served in the 3rd Field
Artillery Brigade Headquarters & was wounded the day earlier.


May 7 ANZAC  Friday 

Quiet on the right up to noon when Battery opened on us from Square 203 G3 also howitzer from 203 H2.

We returned their fire + also directed ‘Triumph’ + ‘Bacchante’ on to them through Naval Observation Officers Lts Playfair + Clowe.  The enemy’s guns stopped firing about 4-30 hrs but reopened about 6-15pm.  Our left was also shelled by enemy.  Lost 1 man head blown off by shell.






Friday 7th May 

Left Anchorage at Kaba Tepe about 8 AM, bound for Alexandria. Beautiful weather. Dr dressed my wounds, probing bullet wounds and extracting gravel gave me fits, as also the subsequent painting with iodine. I feel fairly comfortable, but back and knee very stiff and sore.
 













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